Subject: Re: footbridge support for timecounter
To: Hal Murray <>
From: Garrett D'Amore <>
List: port-arm
Date: 09/13/2006 10:37:28
Hal Murray wrote:
>> If shark has a footbridge in it, I can't see it.  It certainly isn't
>> using the code.  I don't mind working on shark, but I need
>> documentation on its counters.  It looks like it might have an 8253
>> hooked up via ISA... 
> I think the Shark came out (long) before the footbridge.
> There used to be documentation, including schematics, for the Shark on 
>  Google still finds it, but attempts to access anything 
> there time out.
> Shark uses the Sequoia chip set and the PC87307 Super I/O chip, both from 
> National Semiconductor.  If the 8253 is included in most (older) PCs, I'd 
> expect it to be included in the Super I/O but I don't see any mention of it 
> on National's overview page.

I've already tc'd and todr'd shark.  It doesn't use footbridge. :-)

    -- Garrett

Garrett D'Amore, Principal Software Engineer
Tadpole Computer / Computing Technologies Division,
General Dynamics C4 Systems
Phone: 951 325-2134  Fax: 951 325-2191